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Earlier this week, Herschell Gordon Lewis, cinema’s “Godfather of Gore,” died at 90. From’s obituary on the Blood Feast filmmaker: Lewis and his business partner David Friedman might have been the first to perfect the formula for selling films that showcased gore for gore’s sake, a dubious but incredibly durable triumph. Where Alfred Hitchcock […]
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